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Duty is pleased to announce it’s participation and assistance with New Arts Axis Media’s Oakland Fence Project.

The OAKLAND FENCE PROJECT uses documentary photography, video, augmented reality, open data, artist residencies and community partnerships to address the problems of a city in decline and help ignite collaborative urban renewal. It provides a framework where local artists and cultural workers partner with after-school programs and NGOs; the city government collaborates with community organizers & data scientists; technologists and designers identify and map the areas of greatest need in the city; and photographers and filmmakers produce dynamic, responsive large scale photographs that visualize the city and its people. The photographs compose a new kind of fence – an interactive public art exhibition that connects rather than separates, providing a place for communities to convene, hear stories, learn, meet neighbors, and participate in the movement to build a new city.
[http://www.newartsaxis.net/]

Duty developed the logo, color treatments and visual pitch materials that would allow the photography, and essentially voices, of the community to shine. As we add the finishing touches to the life-size photography for the first fence, we invite you to visit http://www.newartsaxis.net/ to learn more about this phenomenal project.

Duty is pleased to announce it’s participation and assistance with New Arts Axis Media’s Oakland Fence Project.

The OAKLAND FENCE PROJECT uses documentary photography, video, augmented reality, open data, artist residencies and community partnerships to address the problems of a city in decline and help ignite collaborative urban renewal. It provides a framework where local artists and cultural workers partner with after-school programs and NGOs; the city government collaborates with community organizers & data scientists; technologists and designers identify and map the areas of greatest need in the city; and photographers and filmmakers produce dynamic, responsive large scale photographs that visualize the city and its people. The photographs compose a new kind of fence – an interactive public art exhibition that connects rather than separates, providing a place for communities to convene, hear stories, learn, meet neighbors, and participate in the movement to build a new city.

[http://www.newartsaxis.net/]

Duty developed the logo, color treatments and visual pitch materials that would allow the photography, and essentially voices, of the community to shine. As we add the finishing touches to the life-size photography for the first fence, we invite you to visit http://www.newartsaxis.net/ to learn more about this phenomenal project.

Posted on Friday, April 25th 2014

Social Justice and Sustainability— can you merge these two themes cohesively without haphazard results? Many of their final goals do align, as seen in Public Health initiatives that combat disparities due to poverty and inhabitable environmental conditions. When talking about social justice and sustainability, it is a ‘does the chicken come before the egg’ debate. Do social constructs lay the groundwork for communities that are unable to thrive? Does poverty overwhelm sustainable efforts or do over-simplified solutions drive disparities deeper? Sustainability groups have been called out on skirting trendy elitism through media-driven let’s-go-green campaigns, but there is true compassion behind sustainable efforts. Better than compassion, there are results.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Head over to startsomegood.com/dutysuccessktis to check out our crowd-funding campaign! Give someone the gift of #employment readiness and empowerment this #holiday season 

Head over to startsomegood.com/dutysuccessktis to check out our crowd-funding campaign! Give someone the gift of #employment readiness and empowerment this #holiday season 

Posted on Tuesday, December 17th 2013

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For this Duty Daily, The Duty of Design would like to reflect upon the immensely honored and treasured leader Nelson Mandela, affectionately known as Madiba. We hope you find inspiration to act, forgive, persevere and learn just as Madiba had done.

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95
[Bill Keller from The New York Times]
The question most often asked about Mr. Mandela was how, after whites had systematically humiliated his people, tortured and murdered many of his friends, and cast him into prison for 27 years, he could be so evidently free of spite…after such barbarous torment, how do you keep hatred in check? — his answer was almost dismissive: Hating clouds the mind. It gets in the way of strategy. Leaders cannot afford to hate. 

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Posted on Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Take a look at The Duty of Design Success Kit’s Crowd funding Campaign at startsomegood.com/dutysuccesskits
We are giving a sense of ownership that is linked to professional empowerment and independence. We are putting those that are entering the work force on equal ground with other job seekers. This isn’t a hand out— these are real, tangible tools of #empowerment!

Take a look at The Duty of Design Success Kit’s Crowd funding Campaign at startsomegood.com/dutysuccesskits

We are giving a sense of ownership that is linked to professional empowerment and independence. We are putting those that are entering the work force on equal ground with other job seekers. This isn’t a hand out— these are real, tangible tools of #empowerment!

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th 2013

The Duty of Design’s #DutyDiaperDrive will be taking place this holiday season! We will supply baby food, baby diapers, baby formula and other baby items to mothers and children in need. Help us give back to those in need! Email info@designersduty.com for more information.

The Duty of Design’s #DutyDiaperDrive will be taking place this holiday season! We will supply baby food, baby diapers, baby formula and other baby items to mothers and children in need. Help us give back to those in need! Email info@designersduty.com for more information.

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Thank you for supporting The Duty of Design’s Success Kit Campaign!
Take a look at The Duty of Design Success Kit’s Crowd funding Campaign at startsomegood.com/dutysuccesskits
We are giving a sense of ownership that is linked to professional empowerment and independence. We are putting those that are entering the work force on equal ground with other job seekers. This isn’t a hand out— these are real, tangible tools of #empowerment!

Thank you for supporting The Duty of Design’s Success Kit Campaign!

Take a look at The Duty of Design Success Kit’s Crowd funding Campaign at startsomegood.com/dutysuccesskits

We are giving a sense of ownership that is linked to professional empowerment and independence. We are putting those that are entering the work force on equal ground with other job seekers. This isn’t a hand out— these are real, tangible tools of #empowerment!

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th 2013